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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......It's going to a be a warm day with partly cloudy skies.... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast right after the news.

[7-11Tech-Package]


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A suspicious package caused a commotion on the Virginia Tech campus yesterday. School officials believe it was another intentional hoax.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, Tech police evacuated War Memorial Hall and closed down part of the drillfield after a package was discovered in a gym locker around one-pm. State Police responded and detonated the harmless device. Officials say it turned out to be three-telephone books wrapped in a t-shirt with duct tape.
[SUPER=04-October 11;]

Last month, another suspicious package shut down Newman Library and other campus buildings.
Tech police are still offering a 5-thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest in that case.
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[7-11Terror-Posters]


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Authorities in Bedford County are hoping to teach residents how to accurately report a suspicious person or activity to police.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Yesterday, the sheriff's department unveiled a public education campaign, designed to help people remember and describe details of a suspicious event.
Sheriff Mike Brown says his office was deluged with calls following the September 11th attacks, but deputies could not follow up every tip.
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[SOT 18:00:32]
[IN Q=Maybe some]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: MAYBE SOME OF THEM WERE LEGITIMATE. WHAT WE FOUND OUT THOUGH IS THAT WE WEREN'T GETTING REAL GOOD INFORMATION, COMPLETE INFORMATION FROM THE CITIZEN. NOT THAT THEY WEREN'T TRYING, THEY WERE TRYING THEIR BEST.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=trying their best.]
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The department is also offering seminars to businesses on how to handle suspicious mail.
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[7-11Advance]


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Good news for area residents - More jobs are coming to the region - thanks to Advance Auto, who bought a Florida company AND is now expanding.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The auto parts maker announced a 14-million dollar expansion that will create 234 new jobs here.
Advance says it needs people to service more than 24- hundred stores in 38 states.
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[SOT 15:28]
[IN Q=You know it was here]

((DAVID REID/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: YOU KNOW IT WAS HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY THAT THE TAUBMAN FAMILY FOUNDED ADVANCE AUTO PARTS OVER 70 YEARS AGO. AND WE'RE CERTAINLY PROUD TO BE ANNOUNCING TODAY THIS EXPANSION IN OUR HOMETOWN.))
[SUPER=01-David Reid/Chief Operating Officer]
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[OUT Q=this expansion in our hometown.]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Many of the new employees will occupy renovated space at Crossroads Mall, but other employees will continue to work in the current buildings on Airport Road, and another location near Valley View Mall.
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[7-6-Roanoke-Elec]


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Roanoke Electric Steel took a 90 percent blow in fourth quarter earnings.
Sales for the year dropped 17 and a half percent.
The company did manage to make a profit, but blames slowing construction activity and the current economic recession for its poor performance.

[WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......This weekend it may be cooling down in our region. But, today we expect more unseasonably warm temperatures... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up.






[Blacksburg-Post-Office]


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Police are investigating an anthrax scare at Blacksburg's main post office on University City Boulevard.
Employees were evacuated from the building shortly after 4 this morning.
No word yet on what caused employee concern.

[45-11Finance-Secretary]


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Governor- Elect Mark Warner is apparently making the state's finances a top priority--
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Mark Warner's very first staff pick is a Secretary of Finance.
John Bennett has been the staff director for the state Senate Finance Committee, and had predicted a huge budget shortfall last year -- when Governor Gilmore was insisting the state could afford the next level of the car tax phase out.
Reporters asked Warner if the selection of Bennett means he endorsed the Senate's demand to freeze the car tax phase-out until better times.
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[SOT 13:47:27]
[IN Q=I'm not endorsing any particular]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I'M NOT ENDORSING ANY PARTICULAR VIEW. BUT I DO BELIEVE WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITIES THAT THE SHORTFALL WILL BE LARGER.))
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[OUT Q=the shortfall will be larger.]
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Warner has also pulled in Jim Gilmore's former budget director, along with the former finance secretary to Doug Wilder and George Allen's- to advise him on budget matters during the transition.

[45-6-YMCA]


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The Salem YMCA is in the final stages of developing its plan to build an Olympic-sized pool and a new 7-million-dollar building.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


Donations from local companies and the city have brought in well over 5-million-dollars.
Now, officials are turning to the general public for help.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our goal for our community]

((JOE THOMAS, JR./YMCA BOARD MEMBER: OUR GOAL FOR OUR COMMUNITY IS 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS. TO DATE WE'VE RAISED CLOSE TO 50-THOUSAND OF THAT, SO WE'RE WELL ON OUR WAY TO GETTING THERE. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Thomas, Jr./YMCA Board Member;]
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[OUT Q=about it.]
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The new building will have two indoor pools, including one suitable for swim meets.
The complex will have expanded exercise studios and gymnasium.
The Salem "Y" hopes to have all the funding in place by the spring, and start construction next summer.
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[45-Covington-Hall]


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After months of debate in city council meetings and the courtroom, a Covington landmark is coming down.
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[SUPER=03-Covington]

This week, workers started removing the roof from the Old City Hall Building. Next, the building will be gutted, and the walls will be torn down. The demolition follows months of battles between preservationists and members of Covington City Council. Earlier this month, the group "Friends of Old City Hall" failed in a bid to obtain a permanent injunction, barring the demolition. Officials say the demolition will take between four to 6 weeks.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The clouds will thicken' up today and maybe bring some showers later on.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your completet forecast coming up a little later.




[8-Blacksburg-Post-Office]


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Police are investigating an anthrax scare at Blacksburg's main post office on University City Boulevard.
Employees were evacuated from the building shortly after 4 this morning.
No word yet on what caused employee concern.

[8-11Finance-Secretary]


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It's a sign of the times.
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[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor- Elect Mark Warner's very first staff pick is a Secretary of Finance.
John Bennett has been the staff director for the state Senate Finance Committee, and had predicted a huge budget shortfall last year -- when Governor Gilmore was insisting the state could afford the next level of the car tax phase out.
Reporters asked Warner if the selection of Bennett means he endorsed the Senate's demand to freeze the car tax phase-out until better times.
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[SOT 13:47:27]
[IN Q=I'm not endorsing any particular]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I'M NOT ENDORSING ANY PARTICULAR VIEW. BUT I DO BELIEVE WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITIES THAT THE SHORTFALL WILL BE LARGER.))
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[OUT Q=the shortfall will be larger.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Mark Warner]


Warner has also pulled in Jim Gilmore's former budget director, along with the former finance secretary to Doug Wilder and George Allen's- to advise him on budget matters during the transition.

[8-11Westvaco]


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Workers at Westvaco have had their say..
They just voted on a new six year contract that covers more than one thousand hourly workers there.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

Union officials encouraged the workers to reject the company proposed contract.
They say the contract didn't address their concerns over random drug tests, increased wages, and benefits for retirees. Contract talks ended last week, and union officials say they felt the company wasn't meeting their demands.
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[SOT - 20:32:53]
[IN Q=It just seemed...]

((RON BROWN/LOCAL 675 PRESIDENT; IT JUST SEEMED THERE WASN'T MUCH TO DISCUSS SO THAT'S THE REASON OUR COMMITTEE SAT DOWN AND ANALYZED THE PACKAGE AND IN ESSENCE THE MONETARY PART OF THE PACKAGE IS THE COMPANY'S PART THAT WE'RE PRESENTING AND WE RECOMMENDED TO THE MEMBERSHIP TO TURN THAT DOWN AND WE WERE UNANIMOUS IN THAT RECOMMENDATION.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Brown/Local 675 President;]
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[OUT Q=unanimous in that recommendation.]
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[VO-NAT - :10+]

Union officials say there is no work stoppage planned, but they haven't ruled it out. A spokesperson for Westvaco said the company felt it offered a fair contract proposal.
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[8-6-Roanoke-Elec]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Electric Steel]


Roanoke Electric Steel took a 90 percent blow in fourth quarter earnings.
Sales for the year dropped 17 and a half percent.
The company did manage to make a profit, but blames slowing construction activity and the current economic recession for its poor performance.
[BIRTHDAYS!] 11//30/01
Friday:

[SUPER=130-6/Brandon Hoke/Hollywood, WV]



[SUPER=130-9/Kevin Wright/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Austin Hill/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-2/Makayla Rose/Moneta]



[SUPER=130-3/Neeco Barley/Danville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-/Everett & Cynthia Gusler/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-50/Nelson Edwards/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-44/Charlie Hatcher/Roanoke]


Twins:
[SUPER=130-50/Jean & Regina Fleming/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Mickie Baker/Roanoke] female



[SUPER=131-/Koty Baker/Roanoke] male pronounced "cot - tee"



[SUPER=131-7/Zachary Rigney/Figsboro]



[SUPER=131-/Brian O'Conner/Covington]



[SUPER=131-/A. D. Thomas/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-22nd/Timmy & Beckie Linkous/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-42/Mark Shifflett/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Jenny Washburn/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Kenny & Judy Cobbler/Snow Creek]

[SUPER=131-/Daniel Hoke/Hollywood, WV]